WPI Workshop: Emerging Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Materials Science: "IT, Energy, beyond-AI revolution"


Thursday, May 28 (14:00 - 18:30)
Congress & Exhibition Centre, Strasbourg
Room: Boston




Fusion of different scientific disciplines and of different cultures are truly demanded to explore next generation science and technology. WPI centers, established by the Japanese government in 2007, have been contributing to induce discrete jumps in the concepts of natural sciences and practical technologies by promoting the “fusion” strategy.  In this workshop, three WPI centers, AIMR (Tohoku University), I2CNER (Kyushu University), MANA (National Institute for Materials Sciences), and their partners in France such as CEMES-CNRS and University of Strasbourg, will present the latest outcome from WPI’s cross-discipline nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The presentations in this workshop will shed light on problems in the present materials science at nanoscale, especially in relation to information/computation technologies, energy harvesting materials and biomedical issues.  It will also provide ideas and directions to overcome the difficulties that we are facing in these fields. We welcome researchers and students from any discipline, such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Engineering, with a strong wish to open unexplored fields of science and technology towards a better global future.


List of speakers:

  • Tadafumi Ajiri (WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Gero Decher (University of Strasbourg & WPI-MANA, France)
  • Christian Joachim (CEMES-CNRS & WPI-MANA, France)
  • Akichika Kumatani (WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Teng Ma (WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Tomonobu Nakayama (WPI-MANA, NIMS, Japan)
  • Wataru Namiki (WPI-MANA & Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
  • Yutaka Wakayama (WPI-MANA, NIMS Japan)
  • Ying-Chiao Wang (International Center for Young Scientists, NIMS, Japan)
  • Motonori Watanabe (WPI-I2CNER, Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Hideaki Yamamoto (WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Natsuhiko Yoshinaga (WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University, Japan)